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APEC’s Da Nang Declaration aims to act on food security, sustainable agri sector

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies, which includes President Rodrigo Duterte, already issued the Da Nang Declaration following the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and some of the priorities include enhancing food security and protecting the agriculture sector from climate change.

The Da Nang Declaration: Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future reaffirms APEC Leaders’ long-standing commitment to the region’s mission of supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity among its citizens.

The Declaration particularly wants to act on certain things such as enhancing food security and sustainable agriculture in response to climate change.

“We, the Leaders of APEC, gathered in Da Nang, Viet Nam under the theme Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future, determined to take bolder and sustained collective actions to inject new dynamism into APEC cooperation to promote sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth, deepen regional economic integration, realize the full potential of the business sector, particularly micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and enhance food security and sustainable agriculture,” the leaders said in a joint statement.

The Da Nang Declaration also contains two annexes including ‘APEC Action Agenda on Advancing Economic, Financial and Social Inclusion’ and ‘APEC Framework on Human Resources Development in the Digital Age’.

Held in Vietnam, the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting was chaired by Viet Nam President Tran Dai Quang.


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